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MSFS Smart Dock | VDGS Engine for MSFS

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Hello guys
Some of you might have heard or read about smart dock for P3D V4+, I posted about it in 2019 on this thread in the show room!
I have been searching for a VDGS Engine for MSFS, and I couldn't find one that satisfies my need for perfect parking guidance + real-world simulation of various specifications of different units and their degree of accuracy, so I have decided to go back to my dear smart dock for P3D V4, and try to find a way to implement it in MSFS. The process was complex due to the differences in the SDK of the two big flight sims, so I decided to start with a prototype that would simulate the parking procedure only, and see what msfs has to offer to make a final decision on whether I would develop the complete addon, or just stick to default marshaler. Well, the results are finally here :

This is a docking simulation of a SafeGate T2-24 unit (the art work is light for experimental purposes, the final product will look totally different....the rendering distance should be improved too).

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the following images showcase the precision of the parking:

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Please note that the precision varies due to unit accuracy, pilot input / reaction time, airport data accuracy.

You can see that the distance to stop point information is missing, I didn't want to work on this just yet, because I have a new plan when it comes to text rendering, I am working on a new logic that would give the distance information in meters/feet, unlike the p3d version where the only distance information you had was in meters.

The outcome of this experiment is processing, and I will be working on the complete addon, being SmartDock V1 for MSFS
This might take some time, but it's worth it!

I will be posting more often regarding the development of the addon and the simulation of the individual units / VDGS models, note that this Addon uses a specific behavior profile for each unit model.

Please do tell me your thoughts on my upcoming project and ask me your questions as scenery developers/end users, I will be more than happy to answer them.

Cheers
Redouane
 
Hello guys
I'm still working on the prototype, I decided to test some art work on this working prototype before starting a whole new 3D project to make sure that everything runs smoothly once I start the final project
cheers
 
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